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Rune – Tuesday 18 March

Rune

Angela Hicks soprano, Daniel Thomson tenor, Jean Kelly harp
May Robertson vielle, Daniel Scott recorders & portative organ

Decameron Musicale

Giovanni Boccaccio wrote his masterwork Decameron after the outbreak of the Plague in Florence, 1348. It is a tale in which a group of friends, sequestered from the horrors of the plague in a rural villa, share stories with each other to entertain, rouse, and move. This programme is a mosaic of musical stories from early modern Europe featuring music by Landini, de Vitry, Dunstable, Binchois, and Machaut, and threaded with medieval music from more distant times and places, just as Boccaccio weaved together stories from as far away places as India and the Middle East.

 

The finer details…

‘Behind the Music’ FREE pre-concert talk: 7.45pm

Interval: None

Estimated finish: 9.30pm

Tickets
Front Nave: £28 full price | £3 child/student
Middle Nave: £18 full price | £9 under-35s | £3 child/student
Sides: £13 full price | £3 child/student

Monteverdi String Band – Tuesday 25 February

Monteverdi String Band

Oliver Webber and Theresa Caudle violins
Wendi Kelly and David Brooker violas, Mark Caudle bass violin

Hannah Ely soprano | Toby Carr lute & theorbo

The Madrigal Reimagined

The Monteverdi String Band return with a fascinating programme that explores the blossoming and transformation of the Italian madrigal as reflected in diverse settings from solo voice and lute to a full string band. We will discover every facet of the madrigal’s transformative journey from gentle part song to one of the dramatic cornerstones of opera.

Monteverdi’s powerfully poignant settings nestle with virtuosic ornamental reworkings of madrigals, instrumental preludes, and canzonas by Rore, Palestrina, Bovicelli, and Caccini to create miniature scenes, framed by short, topical readings from the worlds of music, dance and theatre.

 

The finer details…

‘Behind the Music’ FREE pre-concert talk: 6.45pm

Interval: 20 mins

Estimated finish: 9.30pm

Tickets
Front Nave: £28 full price | £3 child/student
Middle Nave: £18 full price | £9 under-35s | £3 child/student
Sides: £13 full price | £3 child/student

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge – Tuesday 10 December

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

Graham Ross director

Bethlehem Star

Graham Ross and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge return to Leamington Music with Bethlehem Star, a sumptuous festive programme of carols and motets including choral works by Rheinberger, Arvo Pärt, Reena Esmail, James Whitbourn, Cecilia MacDowall, Jonathan Dove, and Christmas’s favourite choral composer, Clare College alumnus John Rutter.

What better delight could there be at Christmas than wonderful choral music in St Mary’s with our traditional mulled wine and mince pies included?

 

The finer details…

‘Behind the Music’ FREE pre-concert talk: 6.45pm

Interval: 20 mins

Estimated finish: 9.30pm

Tickets
Front Nave: £28 full price | £3 child/student
Middle Nave: £18 full price | £9 under-35s | £3 child/student
Sides: £13 full price | £3 child/student

The Binchois Consort – Tuesday 12 November

The Binchois Consort

Matthew Farrell and Tom Lilburn altos
Dominic Bland, Tom Castle, Mark Dobell and George Pooley tenors

Andrew Kirkman director | Jamie Savan slide trumpet

‘In the Midst of Death there is Life’:
Celebrating 550 years of the Afterlife of Guillaume Du Fay

The 550th anniversary of the death of Franco-Flemish composer Guillaume Du Fay (the dominant figure in European music of the second half of the 15th century) provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the composer’s virtuosic contribution to music. Jamie Savan’s addition of the slide trumpet to the line-up brings a local connection too, as some of the earliest evidence of the instrument relates to trumpeters in the service of the Earl of Warwick.

 

The finer details…

‘Behind the Music’ FREE pre-concert talk: 7.45pm

Interval: None

Estimated finish: 9.45pm

Tickets
Front Nave: £28 full price | £3 child/student
Middle Nave: £18 full price | £9 under-35s | £3 child/student
Sides: £13 full price | £3 child/student

The Gesualdo Six – Tuesday 8 October

The Gesualdo Six

Owain Park director, Guy James and Alasdair Austin countertenors
Joseph Wicks and Josh Cooter tenors, Michael Craddock baritone

Queen of Hearts

A selection of Motets and Chansons from the French Court, focusing on European Queens: Anne of Brittany, Margaret of Austria, Anne Boleyn, and Mary Tudor. Reflecting on these earthly regencies, devotional motets for the Queen of Heaven are interwoven with texts from the Song of Songs, appropriated to venerate the Blessed Virgin, alongside specially written chansons and motets commemorating key moments in the reign of Europe’s Queens. Music by Brumel, Compère, Festa, de Févin, Gombert, L’Héritier, Mouton, des Prez, Prioris, Ninfea Crutwell-Reade, & Owain Park.

Concert generously supported by John & Jean Morgan

 

The finer details…

‘Behind the Music’ FREE pre-concert talk: 6.45pm

Interval: None

Estimated finish: 8.45pm

Tickets
Front Nave: £28 full price | £3 child/student
Middle Nave: £18 full price | £9 under-35s | £3 child/student
Sides: £13 full price | £3 child/student